US aircraft carrier group will continue 'to monitor' Taiwan area – White House | Inquirer News

US aircraft carrier group will continue ‘to monitor’ Taiwan area – White House

/ 05:38 AM August 05, 2022
The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier would remain in the Taiwan region, said the White House

FILE PHOTO: The USS Ronald Reagan is a US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a full load displacement of 97,000 tons, named after the 40th president of the United States. It can carry 66 shipborne aircraft, including 44 multirole fighters. It is powered by two nuclear reactors and has a crew of approximately 5,000. Its home port is Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture. (Photo from the Facebook account of the USS Ronald Reagan)

Washington, United States — The White House on Thursday said that a group of US naval vessels led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier would remain in the Taiwan region after China launched ballistic missiles in the area.

White House spokesman John Kirby said the Pentagon had ordered the Reagan carrier group to “remain on station in the general area to monitor the situation.”

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“We will not be deterred from operating in the seas and the skies of the Western Pacific consistent with international law, as we have for decades, supporting Taiwan and defending a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Kirby said.

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